Bodrum, Turkey (Hostel / 3 Star and Cruise – 14 days)

What’s Included: 

7 DAYS BODRUM (Hostel or 3 star hotel tour)Includes:

  • Arrival transfer from Bodrum Airport or Bodrum bus station
  • 6 nights hotel or 3 star hotel in Bodrum
  • 6 breakfasts, 6 dinners
  • Turkish bath
  • Jeep Safari
  • Picnic Boat Cruise including lunch
  • Turkish Night with Belly Dancing Show
  • Turkish Village Life Tour
  • All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
  • Professional English-speaking tour guides

BLUE CRUISE INCLUDES:

  • Breakfasts, lunches – afternoon teas, coffee and cookies – dinners
  • All charter and berth taxes, harbour and port procedures
  • Transit log and related formalities
  • Mooring expenses
  • Crew service
  • Water supply for the yacht
  • Diesel and Gasoline
  • Bed linen and bath towels
  • Use of equipment on board
  • Yacht insurance (we advise you to take out your own individual travel insurance0
  • V.A.T.
    On Greek islands itineraries:
  • Harbour taxes and mooring fees in foreign waters for the yacht
  • All port procedures and expenses in foreign waters for the yacht

What’s not included:

  • International flights to and from tour.  Contact us for the best prices from your city
  • Additional meals and drinks not indicated in Itinerary.
  • Any internal country fees, taxes or permits
  • Taxes, fees and charges not included in the itinerary.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities

BLUE CRUISE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Airport transfers
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages including bottled water  (These can be purchased on the yacht)
  • Optional land excursions and entrance fees to historical places and museums
  • Individual port taxes on arrival and departure in Turkey and Greece.

Day 1 – Bodrum – Arrival Day
(Dinner included)
You will be transferred from Bodrum airport or Bodrum bus station to your hotel. On arrival we will check you into the hotel where your accommodation has been reserved for the night. You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to enjoy and explore Bodrum.

Day 2 – Hamam Turkish Bath in Bodrum
(Breakfast and dinner included)
Hamam, thats the word for the Turkish bath – surely an unforgettable part of your holiday and the massage is the best part. On the marble slab the guest will receive a pummeling from head to toe, let the expert scrub of all those dead cells, relax again, and then drift away while the masseur straightens out all those knots and tense bits. All you have to do then is to wash your hair and put on loads of sun cream before emerging. After that you can relax with a Cay (Turkish tea) and you feel reborn. All rest of the day free and enjoy party and explore Bodrum.

Day 3 – Jeep Safari
(Breakfast and dinner included)
Driving in Suzuki Jeeps, our 130 km route is mostly OFF-ROAD and includes the most spectacular views and countryside of the entire region. Leaving Bodrum at approx. 10:00, we head east of the Bodrum Peninsula. After a coffee break at Ciftlikkoy, we reach the highest peak of the Peninsula affording a magnificent panorama. Continuing through Etrim and Mumcular villages we arrive at the sleepy hamlet of Mazy for lunch and a swim in the gorgeous bay. We take in the pine forests and mountain scenery on our return journey to Bodrum for approx. 5:00pm.

Day 4 – Boat Trip
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
A day at sea with lunch included and served on board. We set out at approx. 11:00am to cruise the turquoise seas of the Bodrum coastline. We will visit several of the most beautiful bays where you can swim and snorkel in crystal-clear water or simply relax in the mild breeze, enjoy the stunning views and perfect your suntan to the sound of the gently lapping waves. At the black island, half an hour from Bodrum, you can bath in the grotto where the warm mineral waters flowing out of the rocks are believed to beautify the complexion. Back on land at approx. 5:00pm.

Day 5 – Traditional Turkish Night
(Breakfast and dinner included)
If this is your first time in Turkey and never been to a Turkish Night, we strongly recommend you go to one! Belly Dancers, Turkish folkdance, Turkish food and wine, a lot of laugh and audience participation. The program usually starts at 20:30 and goes on till midnight. Turks really know how to have fun all together.

Great Turkish style entertainment for everyone. Join us for evening of eastern promise; sample the local cuisine, local meze and drinks. You will be amazed the folk dances from all over the country and be entranced by the belly dancers in addition traditional Turkish hospitality. For the people who have a taste of living, the importance of the atmosphere is great. There are some places that you love… you miss and you want to share with friends Join us for a Traditional Turkish Night.

Day 6 – Turkish Village Life Tour
(Breakfast and dinner included)
Bodrum overflowing with boutiques, bars, cafes, restaurants is considered as a sophisticated resort yet some 20 minutes away a rare opportunity to visit an un spoilt mountain village and experience rural Turkish life, almost unchanged for centuries. Meet the humblest peasant whose generosity and kindness never fails to surprise and shows a hospitality thats long forgotten. Visit the tea house, the mosque and some local houses where you will experience delicious Turkish Cuisine and local spirits. In the end, you will see an impressive display of local handmade kilims and carpets made by villager women.

Day 7 – Bodrum – Blue Cruise Start
(Breakfast included)
After breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to your gullet
(Dinner included)
Boarding starts at 3:30pm from Bodrum harbour. On the first day, your boat will be anchored at Bodrum Port for dinner and overnight stay. Bodrum has a history that goes back to the 12th century B.C. The city which was called Halicarnassus was the birthplace of Herodotus; the father of History who lived in the 5th century B.C. The Mausoleum of King Mausolus (350 B.C.) which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World is in this city. The only structure that survived from the Classical Era is the Amphitheatre. It is one of the oldest theatres in Anatolia with a capacity of 13.000 guests, and is still hosting many shows and concerts for the art-lovers of Bodrum.

Another place that you should visit when you arrive in Bodrum is the landmark of the city the Castle of Saint Peter. It is one of the best preserved pieces of architecture with a history that back to the middle Ages. Myndos Gate through which Alexander the Great entered Halicarnassus is another place that you should not miss.

Day 8 – Orak Island – Cokertme
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
While you have breakfast, you will be informed about the cruise itinerary and the boat. Then we will cruise to Orak Island. Take the opportunity to swim in the crystal-blue waters of Orak Island and enjoy lunch, we will then sail to Cokertme, a small and picturesque fishing town, for diner and for overnight stay. If the weather conditions are permitting it may be possible to use the sail on the way. Guests are welcome to take a short walk on the shore.

Day 9 – Seven island – Kufre – Long Port
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Before the breakfast in the early morning we will cruise to Seven islands. You will experience another beautiful day in Seven islands Region. In the region full of many small islands and coral reef; it is recommended that you should dive, swim, sleep and rest. Our guests can also enjoy a walk in the forests which are filled with pine trees. Our first stop in Seven islands Region will be Kufre bay. We will be anchoring at Uzun Liman (Long Port) for diner and overnight stay.

Day 10 – Tuzla – Longoz – Karacasogut
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
The gullet will be anchoring at Tuzla bay to enjoy a swim in the turquoise blue waters. Morning swimming will become a routine of your daily activities. For lunch; our captain will cruise to Longoz bay; another paradise, sheltered with huge pine forests. After lunch you can enjoy a short walk in the forest and take a rest in Ali Babas local shed-like cafe. Then your boat will sail to Karacasogut village for dinner and to spend the night. This lovely village is located 25kms away from Marmaris. The transportation from here to Marmaris can be done by dolmus buses. We may have optional tours to Marmaris or Dalyan-Caunos for those wishing to explore these places. The guests joined for ‘Mini Cruise’ may leave the boat here.

Day 11 – Cleopatra island – English harbour
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
The Mini Cruise guests who are leaving the boat will leave before 9:30am. The new guests joining us for Mini Cruise must board the boat by 10:30am Then we will cruise to Sedir (Cedrae) island. This unique island with its small beach and unbelievable clear water is like an open-air museum. You can see the city-walls, the ruins from the Dors reign (later on restored as a church); the amphitheatre with 1500 guest capacity and the domed historical buildings. You can walk around the wrecks of pillars with antique writings on them or the ancient stones decorated with reliefs. Cleopatra beach, located on this island has a very special kind of sand that can only be found in the deserts of Northern Africa. According to the myth King Antonius had brought this sand from Egypt by sea for Cleopatra. Later we will cruise to English Port for dinner and overnight stay. The name English Port comes from the Second World War; when the ships of English Navy forces used to dock here. In this area there are so many small and large bays sheltered enough and suitable for the boats to anchor.

Day 12 – Kargili – Kisebuku (Alakisla Buku)
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Cruising to Kargili bay (Molla Ibrahim bay) early in the morning. After lunch, we will be anchoring at Kisebuku (Alakisla Buku). You will see the Byzantine ruins. We will spend the night in this lovely bay.

Day 13 – Pabuc Burnu – Yaliciftlik – Bodrum
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
We will sail to Pabucburnu after breakfast and enjoy lunch here. Tea will be served in Yaliciftlik bay. An optional village tour can be arranged from this bay for those guests wishing to experience local life. Then your boat will be cruise back to Bodrum Port for the last days dinner and overnight stay.

Day 14 – Bodrum – Blue Cruise ends
(Breakfast included)
After breakfast your blue cruise concludes at 10:30am.

Prices starting from $1,598.00 US per person, based on double occupancy.

 

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